Schindler’s List tells the compelling true story of the German businessman Oskar Schindler who comes to Nazi, which was occupied Poland at the time, with a hope of looking for economic prosperity, but he also done more than that – a savior of more than 1,100 Jews. A charming and sly entrepreneur, Schindler bribes and made friends with the Nazi authorities to gain control of a factory in Krako, which he staffs with Jewish slave/laborers, and soon he is making a fortune. It doesn’t matter what most people believe in, the movie about Schindler truly touched me.
I think to myself, would I or anyone of us have the courage to give up our life for a bunch of strangers? Would I give up all of my comforts and riches without having anything in return? I wish that I knew exactly why he did the things he did. I guess things are more interesting when they are left unsaid, and I think that is what Schindler believed. He just didn’t see a reason to say why or even to think twice, that’s what makes him a hero. He did not want all the fame and circumstance, nor the hero status.
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I think he saw no reason to brag about what he had done. Schindler knew what it really meant to himself and those that he saved, and that is all that mattered. Giving up all he had, still it was his biggest present that he could save those people, even though he died without much fanfare. He gave up everything he owned, literally. Yet it did not matter, he gave an unselfish love, of sorts, to the Jews. Schindler is indeed a hero for many reasons. Most importantly, he helped to save a race of human beings, just like you and me.